Ultra-Orthodox Jews clash with police over women at the Western Wall

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The ‘Women of the Wall’ group has campaigned for equality of worship at the wall – one of Judaism’s holiest sites – for decades. Israel’s religious institutions are dominated by the ultra-Orthodox, who are opposed to any changes at the site, where men and women pray in separate areas. The dispute has sharpened since the swearing-in of a new government in June pushed Israel’s ultra-Orthodox parties into the opposition. A newly elected lawmaker who is also a Reform rabbi has used his parliamentary immunity to bring Torah scrolls into the women’s section in defiance of rules enforced by the ultra-Orthodox administrators of the site. Police set up metal barricades and deployed in large numbers to hold back the mostly male protesters, who blew whistles and occasionally surged forward only to be pushed back.

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